Thanks go to these folks for helping make this happen:
Matt is known by many from the "Blues Brothers" and "Blues Brothers 2000" movies, his history reads like a veritable Who's Who of the Blues. Matt has played with Howlin' Wolf, Little Junior Parker, Ike Turner, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Etta James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Chuck Berry and many more.
When his new album is released, we'll post the news!
A.J. Love, local Madison Blues musician and promoter is planning to start a Blues in the Schools (BITS) program utilizing great Blues talent from Chicago. A.J. plans to extend the MBS "Blues Kids" program at the Taft Street Boys and Girls Club of Dane County as well as bring the program to the South Madison Neighborhood Center and Madison area schools. The program is expected to include sessions with great artists such as John Primer, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Mike Wheeler and Billy Flynn.
MBS looks forward to this expansion of the MBS Blues in the Community (BITC) program which MBS developed and has supported since its beginning. Ways to fund the expenses of this great program are being explored. If you are able to help support these worthy programs, please contact A.J. Love at firstname.lastname@example.org or MBS at email@example.com.
A Madison Blues DVD is being filmed at the Knuckle Down Saloon's "Friday Night Blues Party." With help from organizer A.J. Love, artists are being recruited and support is being put together through the funding organization Kickstarter.
You can find out all about the artists and how to help out at the very informative Kickstarter Web Page.
Long running Blues shows organized by A.J. Love are returning! Chicago Blues Tuesdays will be starting at the Frequency at 121 W. Main Street in Madison, beginning September 4 kicking off at 7:00PM with Pistol Pete.
NOTE: This show did not continue after the September 4 show.
The Friday Night Blues Party will return to the Knuckledown Saloon at 2513 Seiferth Road in Madison featuring the best Blues artists from Chicago, Milwaukee and beyond. PeeWee Hayes is featured on September 14.